We'll begin at Myers Park then make our way northward to the Racine Harbor. The field trip end time will depend on bird activity and/or weather conditions but will generally conclude no later than 12:00 PM. Along the lake we'll be looking for waterfowl as well as various gull species. NOTE: In the event of
AT the harbor, we'll be looking for upwards of six gull species of various ages, including Glaucous, Great Black-backed, Iceland, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Meet at the BP gas station at 12720 Sheridan Rd (corner of Sheridan and Russell) by 8:45 AM. The group will caravan to the area around North Point Winthrop Harbor, IL.
Spring is quickly approaching and there are many sure signs on the horizon, including maple syrup season and the migration of the monarch butterfly! Just in time for maple syrup season in March, River Bend’s very own naturalist Christa Trushinsky will discuss the history and science behind the production of maple syrup as well as
Meet at Eagle Park. We'll arrive at Eagle Lake park (north side) at 9:00 a.m. We'll bird the lake then check the wetlands near the intersection of Hwy 11 and 75 on the way back. Check our website prior to the trip; if the lake is still frozen by mid March, we may may postpone
Rick Fare will provide a summary of the biology and habitats needs for the Eastern Bluebird and how you can help monitor nest boxes.